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Program 402
Original Airdate: 10/10/1974

Subject Keywords
Afro-American actors
Afro-American athletes
Afro-American football players - Massachusetts
Community health services - Boston - Massachusetts

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Boulting, Ron
Cunningham, Sam
Gray, Leon
Herron, Mac
Rucker, Reggie
Sanders, Tom
St. Jaques, Raymond

Corporate Names
Boston Lead Poisoning Prevention Center - Boston - Massachusetts
New England Patriots (football team)

Program Description
Program is divided into two halves: the first consisting of a group interview with five African American football players from the New England Patriots, the second of newsmagazine-style segments. Guest host Tom "Satch" Sanders talks with Ron Boulting, Mac Herron, Reggie Rucker, Sam Cunningham, and Leon Gray about their education, the violence of the game, preparing for a career after football, and the need for young players to recognize the value of an education (given the odds against playing professionally). Additional segments include "Community Access" (on home improvement loans, lead poisoning, and requesting a housing inspection),"Blast from the Past" (with an excerpt from a 1970 interview with actor Raymond St. Jacques on Hollywood's prescribed roles for African American actors), the "Community Calendar" (with community and cultural events listings), and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero on the need for African Americans to vote.

Producer
Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Director
Conrad White

Editor
Henry Johnson

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Host
Tom Sanders

Guests
Ron Boulting
Sam Cunningham
Leon Gray
Mac Herron
Reggie Rucker

Performers
Dance Theatre of Boston, The (dancers)

Others
Boston Art Ensemble (theme music)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
June Cross (community coordinator)
Stephen Farrier (community coordinator)
Sallie McGuire (production assistant)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03293
Original footage 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01502
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01502a
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape -2 (item number not yet assigned)



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